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Nearly half of Internet users careless with their passwords: Kaspersky Lab

Adrian M. Reodique | Feb. 1, 2016
According to their survey, 44 percent of the respondents admitted to sharing passwords and leaving them visible to others.

Aside from password sharing, the survey also found out that 38 percent of respondents said that they only use one email address for all of their needs.

On top of that, only 24 percent of respondents possess the capability to recognise a genuine web page. In the Philippines, only 11 percent of respondents - or one out of 10 Filipinos - can distinguish a safe web page. 

"These results suggests that majority of the Internet users are careless and trust easily, including those from the Philippines. Phishing attacks play on people's trust, so to avoid them, users should have their red flags on all the time. Opt to navigate through websites by manually inputting the address instead of clicking links that are not always safe," said Jimmy Fong, Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia's Channel Sales Director.


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